Punjab on top as Railways finish Day 1 on 193/7

Nitin Bhille (41) and skipper Sanjay Bangar somewhat resurrected Railways innings with a 48-run third wicket stand before the batting side lost three quick wickets.

updated: November 17, 2012 21:28 IST
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Bhubaneswar: Pace trio of Manpreet Gony, Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul shared six wickets between them as Punjab restricted Railways to 193 for seven in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on Saturday.

Gony (2/20), Sandeep (2/32) and Kaul (2/62) scalped two wickets apiece while left-arm spinner Bipul Sharma (1/15) accounted for the other Railways batsman on the first day of the encounter which produced only 74 overs.

Sent into bat, Railways lost both their openers -- Amit Paunikar and V Cheluvaraj -- with the scoreboard reading just 16.

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